Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe

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Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe

How much chocolate is too much chocolate? None of the chocolate lovers would ever worry about having too much chocolate, am I right? If you love everything chocolate, then this Super Rich Chocolate Fudge Recipe is for you!! 


When it comes to frostings, I love chocolate flavour. And to be honest, nothing beats an ultra-rich, velvety smooth chocolate fudge frosting. Made from just six ingredients, you can make the most delectable chocolate frosting. 

Take your chocolate desserts to a new level by pairing them with this luscious chocolate fudge frosting. Be it a moist Chocolate cake, soft chocolate cupcakes or any other dessert, layer it up with this frosting and make it a hit amongst everyone. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe? 

Let me give you a few reasons why this recipe is a must-try for you! 

  • It’s all about Chocolate: To make the super delicious frosting; I have used rich Belgian dark chocolate along with aromatic cocoa powder. The combination of the two gives the most chocolatey flavour possible. You will definitely love it. 
  • The Texture: The texture of this frosting is pretty amazing. Along with being super chocolatey and rich, it’s fluffy and smooth at the same time. It’s perfect for spreading as filling as well as piping. 
  • Super Easy To Make: A complicated recipe is the last thing we want while making anything. The process and recipe is so easy that anyone can make it. With just six easily accessible ingredients, you can make this amazing frosting.

Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe

  • Unsalted Butter: To make the frosting velvety and fluffy, softened unsalted butter is used. Beating the butter helps incorporate air into the frosting, which makes it light and fuller. 
  • Cocoa Powder: Good quality natural cocoa powder is a must for the robust chocolatey flavour. 
  • Dark Chocolate: How can I not add Belgian dark chocolate to get the most chocolatey flavour?! I have used Van houten 46.5% dark couverture chocolate. It has the best balance of sweet and bitter taste. 
  • Icing sugar: Since we are using cocoa powder and dark chocolate, we would require sweetness to balance out the bitterness of the chocolate flavour. Ensure to use sifted icing sugar to eliminate lumps. 
  • Vanilla Essence and Salt: Both ingredients work to elevate the overall flavour composition of the frosting. Without them, you might feel that the frosting is bland. 

How To Make Chocolate Fudge Frosting 

Preparation: Start by collecting each and every ingredient and tool to make the frosting. You will find the exact measurements in the recipe card below. 

Melt Chocolate: First, chop the chocolate into small chunks and place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave stirring in between to avoid burning. Keep the melted chocolate aside to cool. 

Beat Butter: In a separate mixing bowl, take softened unsalted butter and beat it using an electric hand beater set at medium speed. Beat until the butter has increased in volume and becomes fluffy. 

Add Icing Sugar: Now, add the sifted icing sugar in batches and continue beating. 

Add Cocoa Powder and Salt: Once icing sugar has been incorporated, mix in sifted cocoa powder along with salt. Beat it until everything blends well. 

Add Melted Chocolate: Finally, it’s time to add the cooled melted chocolate to the buttercream. Gradually add the chocolate and beat the frosting until the entire chocolate has been incorporated and the frosting is velvety smooth. 

Chef’s Tips For The Recipe

Tip For Melting Chocolate

It is always recommended to chop the chocolate into small chunks so that it melts fast and easily. Uneven and large chunks can lead to uneven melting, which can, in turn, burn the chocolate as well. 

Also, whenever melting chocolate in the microwave, heat it in blasts of 20-30 seconds, then stop to stir it and again heat it for the same duration. 

Sifting Ingredients

Icing sugar and cocoa powder must be sifted in order to avoid lumps and, ultimately, grittiness in the frosting. Sifted ingredients blend well into the buttercream. 

How To Store Chocolate Fudge Frosting 

Once made, use it immediately for the best-tasting experience. You can also use leftover frosting or make it in advance by storing it in the refrigerator. It must be used within 3-4 days or freeze it for up to two months. 

More Easy Recipes

I have many more delicious frosting recipes for you. Try out:

Peanut Butter Frosting 

Chocolate cream cheese frosting 

You can try to pair the chocolate fudge frosting with our dessert recipes:

Chocolate Blueberry Cake 

4-inch Mini Cake 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I use Dutch-processed cocoa powder? 

Yes, you can! Dutch-processed cocoa powder has a more intense chocolate flavour. This is because the acidity that is there in the natural cocoa powder is removed, making it more dark. So if you like more dark flavours, you can replace the natural cocoa powder with a Dutch one. 

Can I replace the dark couverture with the dark compound? 

If you wish to use dark compound chocolate, you definitely can. However, this will alter the taste and slight texture of the frosting. 

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Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe

Chocolate Fudge Frosting: Silky, velvety, finger-licking delicious frosting that speaks only chocolate!! 

  • Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 200g Unsalted Bbutter
  • 100g Icing Sugar
  • 170g Dark Couverture Chocolate
  • 40g Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence


  1. In a bowl, take chopped dark chocolate and melt it using a microwave. Heat it in blasts of 20-30 seconds, stirring in between.
  2. Once the chocolate has melted, keep it aside to cool down.
  3. Meanwhile, start beating softened unsalted butter in a large mixing bowl using an electric hand beater. Beat until it’s fluffy.
  4. Now, add sifted icing sugar and beat again.
  5. Further, add sifted cocoa powder and salt. Continue beating to incorporate all dry ingredients.
  6. Lastly, add the cooled melted chocolate and give it a final mix. 

Your luscious chocolate fudge frosting is ready!! 

  • Author: Chef Mansi Jain
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

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